East Bengal players wrote officially to Quess to clear their due salaries
East Bengal officially part ways with their Quess, and now several players of the Kolkata Giants have sent an official notice to Quess to clear their due salaries for the months of April and May 2020.
Very few players like Pintu Mahata and Abhishek Ambekar and only foreigner Jaime Santos who has several years contract with East Bengal they also wrote officially against the former investor Quess’s ‘Force Majeure’ clause due to the coronavirus crisis.
An official of Football Player’s Association Of India(FPAI) spoke to Khel Now.
An official of FPAI stated that multi-year contracts players have the right to terminate the contract
“The Indian players with one-year or multi-year contracts have sent Quess notices asking them to pay their two-month salary through us.
“The players with multi-year contracts would have the right to terminate the contract and claim compensation from the club if Quess East Bengal do not pay the salaries.”
An official of FPAI stated that the force majeure clause is absurd
“In their (Quess) reply, they have also given the example of the league in Egypt being canceled due to the 2013 civil war and therefore force majeure being applied. That’s absurd. COVID-19 situation is not like a civil war. It is a global pandemic and all essentials services have been open throughout, including banks.” He told Khel Now.